The National, Wednesday 22nd May 2013
THIRTY-six Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) employees, trainees and dependents successfully completed a personal viability training course last Friday in Tabubil, Western.
Among them were seven women, two of whom were wives of OTML employees.
The training programme ran for two weeks with the first batch from April 22-May 3 and the second batch from May 6-17.
Some of the lesson’s which the course participants were taught were grass roots math’s, adding value to family, art of preparation, organising, budgeting and being self-disciplined financially.
Principal adviser employee relations Dr James Gissua, who was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony, urged the graduates to harness what they have learnt and apply the skills acquired in their everyday lives.
“The personal viability training programme is designed to make choices, apply your best values and make informed decisions that affect you and your family and the community which you live in,” he said.
Course facilitator Nick Patili also urged them to take what they have been taught back to their families and communities and apply the skills there.
The training programme began in 2006 with OTML funding employees’ course fees in 2010 and so far 397 have benefitted.